Thursday, April 20, 2017

Berkeley cancels speech by Ann Coulter. She plans to go anyway.

Anti-free speech Berkeley laid down these requirements for Ann:
her speech would be scheduled for the afternoon; only students would be allowed to attend; and the location would be announced only just before the event.

Coulter actually agreed to these requirements, but requested two stipulations in return, as YAF noted:

1) That the University of California chancellor request that the Oakland chief of police refrain from telling his men to stand down and ignore law-breaking by rioters attempting to shut down conservative speakers, as he has done in the past; and

2) That UC-Berkeley announce in advance that any students engaging in violence, mayhem or heckling to prevent an invited speaker from speaking would be expelled. As Coulter explained, "If Berkeley wants to have free speech, it can have it." The university's response was to ban her speech.

Mark Tapson reports at Truth Revolt,
Bestselling author and conservative firebrand Ann Coulter scheduled for an April 27 speaking engagement at the University of California, Berkeley, home of the Free Speech Movement decades ago and now the home of the Totalitarian Anti-Speech Movement, but the event has been canceled due to security concerns. That's not stopping Coulter, however, who intends to proceed with the event anyway, according to The Washington Examiner.
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